It’s no surprise a bill like this has to pass under the cover of night.
On a second reading the Colorado state House of Representatives passed the First Degree Homicide of the Unborn Child bill. With the language of the bill as is it would criminalize abortion and criminalize the use of the morning after pill. Like similar measures this is done by also conferring personhood status on a newly fertilized egg.
The bill will move to the Senate for consideration.
Coloradans have rejected personhood measures twice before, but anti-choice activists won’t let those earlier defeats deter them. They’ve made it clear their only agenda is criminalizing abortion and they won’t rest until that’s been made a reality.
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